Anadolu Efes has posted a slight lift in first-half profit on the back of soaring sales.

The Turkish company said today (4 September) that net income for the six-month period rose by 5.5% to TRY109.6m.

Sales, meanwhile, leapt by an impressive 64.9% to TNY1.23bn in the first six months of this year.

Efes owns 15 breweries - five of which are in Turkey - five malt production facilities, ten Coca-Cola bottling plants and one natural spring water bottling plant. The group also holds joint control of Coca-Cola Îçecek, the Coke bottler and distributor in Turkey, and Interbrew Efes Brewery in Romania.